As the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to change, families are eager to start planning their fall festivities. Unfortunately, this cannot be done easily if you're on a budget. However, these four awesome fall activities won't break the bank and will provide you with great family fun!
This is an excellent time to head out with your family and get in the fall mood by picking pumpkins. While out there, grab some apples, take a hayride, and enjoy a cup of cider. Just make sure you wear layers and boots so you can enjoy yourself! The best part? Plenty of free pumpkin patches around North America offer gourds at their no-cost pumpkin stands. Always visit local farms to help out and support your nearby farmers.
'Tis the season for pies and gingerbread cookies! There is nothing cozier than a house that smells like freshly baked goods - especially around the holidays, when we have the opportunity to bake with more fragrant spices. You don't need to be a pro baker to enjoy the experience; in fact, the process of baking itself is what makes it such a memorable activity to partake in with your little ones. It's also the gift that keeps on giving as you get to enjoy your hard work in the form of freshly baked dessert afterwards!
Grab a rake and start raking. One way to think of raking is as an opportunity to clean up your yard. Get rid of weeds, leaves, and dead plants that have been sitting around all year. This type of activity is perfect for getting out, enjoying some fresh air and sunshine, and getting in a bit of exercise. Children can get a taste of what good, old-fashioned fun was like by jumping into a pile of just-raked leaves.
Take a Hike
Fall is such a beautiful time of year. The leaves are starting to change colors and temperatures begin to cool down, which is perfect for getting out and enjoying nature. A popular thing to do this season is take a hike in national parks with friends. There's nothing better than observing the beauty of the Shenandoahs at Shenandoah National Park or even keeping it closer to the city and exploring the many trails that Rock Creek Park has to offer.
Fall is an excellent time to enjoy the wonderful things this season brings. From pumpkin picking to apple cider donuts, you can enjoy many fun activities without spending too much money. So if you're looking for something to do this fall and don't want to break the bank, try one (or more) of these four awesome fall activities!